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Old 02-27-2004, 12:43 AM   #1
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Automatic or Manual?

I am just about to get a car. Probably a Honda Civic. I want to just, ya know add some rims, a spoiler, a body kit, mainly outside exterior things but maybe a little on the engine, and probably more on the engine as I get older. Do you think that there is a difference in having an automatic or a manual. Not as in the driving experience, because that's a pretty obvious difference. But, just as in what people will think. I'm thinking that people will be like, 'Nice car! Oh, man you've got an automatic? You should have a manual man.'. That's what I'm thinkin' the basic response will be... But I want people to like my car and think it's cool and I think that manual helps. Well, thats all so tell me what you think please. Does a manual seem cooler than an automatic? Thanks.
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Old 02-27-2004, 02:06 AM   #2
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yeah, id get a manual, dont even bother with an auto when it comes to the "rice" scene... if you will... plus using a stick, i think, is a lot more fun
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Old 02-27-2004, 02:19 AM   #3
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I agree completely with mazda6man.
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Old 02-27-2004, 03:40 AM   #4
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SilverCivicSi98: It is my opinion that prior to clicking submit to your post, you knew the answer and you knew what you wanted to buy and why.

Now just go and do it.
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Old 02-27-2004, 05:59 AM   #5
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if your into honda you should look for a 93 - 98 civic hatchback.5spd... drop a B16a2, get a decent Greddy turbo, exhaust, intake, and leave it like that... maybe a body kit, some neon if u like that sorta stuff... that'd give you a decent car.... you could have all that for about 5000-6000 ( 3k for the car and 3k for the mods). depends on if u wanna b in the racin scene or the show scene...... If you have no clue wat im talking about mah bad... im asuming you know about cars
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Old 02-27-2004, 09:19 PM   #6
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I am just about to get a car. Probably a Honda Civic. I want to just, ya know add some rims, a spoiler, a body kit, mainly outside exterior things but maybe a little on the engine, and probably more on the engine as I get older. Do you think that there is a difference in having an automatic or a manual. Not as in the driving experience, because that's a pretty obvious difference. But, just as in what people will think. I'm thinking that people will be like, 'Nice car! Oh, man you've got an automatic? You should have a manual man.'. That's what I'm thinkin' the basic response will be... But I want people to like my car and think it's cool and I think that manual helps. Well, thats all so tell me what you think please. Does a manual seem cooler than an automatic? Thanks.
I think it's safe to say from the tone of your post that you're more concerned with what other people think of you and "looking dope" than anything else. Why do you give a damn what they think, unless your just a wimpy little insecure weenie? Drive what you want to drive and ignore everyone else.

Lastly, I'm willing to bet from the way you sound that you have NO idea how to drive a stick. The only thing that makes you look like more of a wuss than driving an automatic is driving a manual and screwing it up.
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Old 02-28-2004, 01:26 AM   #7
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Manual. Clutches forever.
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Old 02-28-2004, 01:31 AM   #8
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holy crap dodgerida67
that sig needs to be MUCH smaller
be considerate

stick is better than auto
and even if you don't know how to drive stick, you gotta start somewhere
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Old 02-28-2004, 10:36 AM   #10
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if your into honda you should look for a 93 - 98 civic hatchback.5spd... drop a B16a2, get a decent Greddy turbo, exhaust, intake, and leave it like that... maybe a body kit, some neon if u like that sorta stuff... that'd give you a decent car.... you could have all that for about 5000-6000 ( 3k for the car and 3k for the mods). depends on if u wanna b in the racin scene or the show scene...... If you have no clue wat im talking about mah bad... im asuming you know about cars
didnt mean to sound like a smart ass but thats not a question you should ask other people..who cares how "cool" people will think u r ... stick or auto? ... chances are you dont know how to drive stick but trust me its waaay worth learning... sorta like going from a tricycle to a normal bike ... looks hard but isnt and a lot more fun
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:04 AM   #11
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You cant beat manual transmission (unless your in you 70's lol), not only do you get more of a feel for the car but you shift when YOU want to and not when the transmission decides it's right! plus if you ever get RWD manual It's a lot more fun!
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Old 02-29-2004, 09:13 PM   #12
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OK. My brother has a manual on his '94 accord and he says hed much rather have an auto, but considering that accord has 200,000 miles and a lot of crap on it doesn't work, maybe theres just something wrong with his that makes it hard for him. But, anyway, I think, based on what you guys say about manual being fun, I guess I'll go with a manual. Besides, finding a manual Civic is easier than finding an automatic one.
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Old 03-01-2004, 12:00 AM   #13
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siwwy people Although manuals are nice provide better fuel economy and are more fun over all. automatics provide easier driving less trouble and you'll notice that once the big dogs start bushing BIG high horsepower numbers they are running automatics. Automatics are quicker and more precise and not to mention a hell of a lot stronger.
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Old 03-01-2004, 12:02 AM   #14
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If you know how to drive manual it can be a lot of fun. I, myself, am still learning in my GTZ. I sometimes (first gear and reverse when I'm just starting to take off) wish it was an automatic (because those gears are hardest for me right now. All the rest is butter).
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and you'll notice that once the big dogs start bushing BIG high horsepower numbers they are running automatics. Automatics are quicker and more precise and not to mention a hell of a lot stronger.
Please oh great guru of transmissions, please cite some examples.
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